Nothing gets me more motivated than having a 5k on the horizon.
What about you? Have you ever signed up for a race?
Don’t be nervous to sign up for one. My sister encouraged me to sign up for the Fit2Run Robinson Preserve Twilight Run in 2013, my first 5k. I went on Google and researched some Couch 2 5k training plans. Found one that worked for me and shazam! I started a run/ walk plan with pretty good success.
Here are my runs that I have completed so far on this fitness journey:
03/31/2017 Robinson Preserve Twilight 5K (Bradenton, FL) 29:21 PR
03/24/2017 Run for Music 10K (Naples, FL) 1:00:07
01/15/2017 Naples Daily News Half Marathon (Naples, FL) 2:27:35 PR
12/10/2016 Spartan Super OCR (Jacksonville,FL) 3:50:27
10/15/2016 Bradenton Area Half Marathon (Bradenton,FL) 2:33:13
04/09/2016 Run for Music (Naples, FL) 58:41 PR
03/25/2016 Robinson Preserve Twilight 10k (Bradenton, FL) 59:44
02/21/2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon (Disney World) 3:15:48
11/08/2015 Fort Myers Marathon (Fort Myers, FL) 6:20:16 PR?
03/27/2015 Robinson Preserve Twilight 10k (Bradenton, FL) 1:05:59
01/25/2015 Suncoast Half Marathon (Lakewood Ranch, FL) 2:33:02
01/18/2015 Tour de Cape 30 mile Cycling (Cape Coral, FL) no chip
10/26/2014 Poland Springs Marathon Kickoff 5 Miles (NYC) 50:51 PR
05/10/2014 Miles for Moffitt 8k (Tampa, FL) 58:19
03/28/2014 Robinson Preserve Twilight 5k (Bradenton, FL) 31:08
11/16/2013 Run or Dye Color Run 5k (Fort Myers, FL) no chip
10/12/2013 Romp in the Swamp Obstacle Course 4 miles (Plant City, FL) no chip
09/02/2013 Canes Cross Country Classic 5k (Bradenton, FL) 35:03
05/04/2013 Island Run 5k (Anna Maria Island, FL) 33:23
03/29/2013 Robinson Preserve Twilight 5k (Bradenton, FL) 35:15
So, as you can see, I am not gifted at running at all. I mean, come on, look at those times. But the most important thing about running and races is to have fun! Compete with your past times, and don’t even worry about the people that finish quicker than you. It is all about completing your goals. I am going to make a post about each of these races (even though they are in the past) because I learned something new at each race. So stay tuned =D